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Together the cards brought a bid of £3200 (Marchpane) at Phillips, while a letter in Oscar’s hand, praising an article sent in by a Mrs Courtney and perhaps referring to a piece called ‘The Woman Benefactors of Oxford’ that was published under her husband’s name, W.L. Courtney, during Wilde’s editorship of Women’s World in the late 1880s, was sold at £1200 to Silverman.